August 15, 2006 Meeting Minutes Introduction & Opening: The August meeting was held at the McKenna’s Children’s Museum and hosted by McKenna. Paul Webber opened the meeting by welcoming members and guests. Member companies present were: Alamo Worksource, Ashley Furniture, Cemex, Detex, FedEx Services, Great American Products, Hawkins Personnel, McKenna Health System, NB Chamber of Commerce, NB Herald-Zeitung, Priority Personnel, Star Manufacturing and TXI. Guests present were Fedex Freight and Ameridrives. New Business: The New Braunfels Manufacturers Association website and domain names are due for renewal. The board has suggested that we keep the website running until the membership votes to disband the site. Mike Lovay from Star Manufacturing motioned that we have a permanent website. Doug Toney from NB Herald-Zeitung seconded the motion. The motion carried by majority voice vote. Committee Reports: - Fundraising: o Lyndon has not received any assistance with the golf tournament. He has suggested that the tournament be postponed until October or the Spring assuming he can get some help with organizing the event. We will discuss this further at the next meeting. Featured Program: Paul introduced Gloria Jauregui, Director of Professional Relations for McKenna Health System. Gloria provided a slide show about McKenna Health System and related activities. A copy of the slide show is attached. A tour of the McKenna Children’s Museum was conducted after the meeting. Chamber Report: Rusty Brockman provided a report on up-coming programs, prospects and new businesses for the area. Rusty encouraged participation from members with committees and hosting luncheons. The committees need volunteers to help with the programs. Major areas of interest in Rusty’s report: • Goodwin Lane improvement has been approved which will give access to the new business park behind Checks In The Mail. • GIS capability coming to New Braunfels & the Chamber by the end of the year which will allow prospects and local businesses to research sites and demographics. • NB Airport tower will be done in October. The new hanger will be complete in September. • There has been a lot of interest from other call centers to move to New Braunfels. • The Chamber is working on an incubator project and funding. • CTTC enrollment is up. A lot of classes are full. • CTTC has received a DOL grant that will allow employers to send prospective employees to training prior to hire. The training is paid by the DOL. More information will be distributed through Rusty’s weekly update. Next Meeting: The September meeting program will be Ozone Awareness presented by Peter Bella from AACOG. A host and location will be announced. Please RSVP to Rusty at 625-2385 or [email protected] Respectfully submitted: Paul W. Webber, Secretary/Treasurer McKenna Health System For more than 50 years we have grown to meet the healthcare needs of our community McKenna Health System McKenna Memorial Hospital McKenna Outpatient Surgical Center McKenna Sports Fitness & Rehabilitation Center McKenna Home Health McKenna Neighborhood Health Center McKenna Club McKenna HealthLink, Children’s Museum & Event Center McKenna Memorial Hospital 132 bed hospital which includes the following: Emergency Department, Medical Unit, Surgical Unit, Intensive Care Unit, Birthing Center, Cardiac Catheterization Lab, Surgical Services Radiology Department, Laboratory Services, Respiratory Therapy and Pharmacy Wound Care – For both inpatients and outpatients, Located on the 3nd floor of the hospital. Radiology & Specialty Services Medical Plaza Building New Imaging Center (located on the first floor) Opening Fall of 2006 Outpatient IV Infusion Therapy McKenna Sports Fitness & Rehabilitation Center 705 Landa Street Physical Therapy Occupational Therapy Speech Therapy Cardiac Rehabilitation Pulmonary Rehabilitation Aquatic therapy – In-door heated pool McKenna Home Health McKenna Neighborhood Health Center Located at 1614 W. San Antonio Street Providing primary care through a Physician Assistant with Physician oversight Walk-in clinic, no appointments necessary Open Monday - Friday from 8:00am to 5:00pm and Saturdays 9:00am to 2:00pm McKenna HealthLink, Children’s Museum and Events Center Exceeding Your Expectations! McKenna HealthLink Vision: Achieve optimal community health where people live, work, and play. Mission: Provide resources to improve community health. McKenna HealthLink Services “Great Expectations” Classes Mother/Baby Home Visit Program Regional Lactation Center Parenting Education Diabetes Education Prescription Access New BraunFit C.A.T.C.H. Gun Violence/Safety Education After School Programs/Fitness Opportunities HealthLink Services (cont.) Smoke Stoppers Way to Go Kids! Classes Health Screenings Family Health Forum New Braunfit Walkfest: 5K Walk and Health Fair Saturday, October 14, 2006 at 10:30am Holy Family Catholic Church HealthLink Services (cont.) Health Observance Days American Heart Association – Go Red-Luncheon February 2, 2007 Forum for Women’s Health – February 3, 2007 “Wellness for a Lifetime” Series Support Group Meetings Resource Center Great Expectations Prepared Childbirth (Bilingual) Teen Prepared Childbirth Breastfeeding Big Brother/Big Sister CPR For Family and Friends Caring For Mom, Caring For Baby Infant Massage Safe Sitter Maternity Fitness, Pre and Post-Natal Fitness Classes at The McKenna Club Car Seat Distribution and Installation Clinics Mother Baby Home Visit Program Quality follow-up care for mothers and babies The Lactation Center Quality breastfeeding support to assist mothers with breastfeeding concerns after leaving the hospital. Precious Minds, New Connections funded by the Kronkosky Charitable Foundation Parenting Education both at home and in our Center Parents as Teachers (PAT) The Early Years The Nurturing Program for Teenage Parents Who Makes Referrals? The Community McKenna Health System Birthing Center, ER, Community Clinic CISD and NBISD Children’s Protective Services Adult and Juvenile Probation Friends, Relatives, Neighbors Pediatricians Child Care Centers Early Childhood Intervention Homespun ECI Program Facts Many services are FREE of charge Families must have one child between the ages of birth and three Services are offered in the home setting and in the community Families must reside within Comal County Exceptions are those families in Guadalupe county but still in Comal Independent School District Diabetes Education “Step-by-Step” – Jennifer Foster, RN Diabetes Educator Diabetes Self Management Education Free Monthly Programs: Pre-Diabetes Diabetes Basics Diabetes Basics (Spanish) Diabetes Foot Care Carbohydrate Counting Grocery Store Tours (Healthy Shopping) Diabetes Education (cont.) FREE Weekly Blood/Glucose screenings on Tuesday mornings from 8:00am to 9:00am FREE Meter Exchange Diabetes Forum Event: Saturday, November 11, 2006 Prescription Access Serves as an advocate to assist the non-insured and under-insured with their pharmaceutical needs. Clients served: 975 Total savings to members of our community from June, 2003 to April, 2006 - $16,042,214 Program Facts All services are FREE of charge Families must reside within Comal County and go to a Doctor in Comal County Need one month, proof of income Must have a social security number Bilingual services provided New BraunFit McKenna and You Building a Pathway to Better Health An initiative striving for a vision of optimal community health where people live, work, and play: NewBraunFit Participants Collaborative Partners: Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce Herald-Zeitung Hill Country Medical Associates Comal County Extension Service New Braunfels Women’s Chamber of Commerce School Initiatives: Comal ISD & New Braunfels ISD Business Organizations Individuals New BraunFit Child and adolescent health and fitness programming through the C.A.T.C.H. curriculum Adult nutrition and fitness initiatives for individuals and business/organizations Web based education, recipes, weigh-in sites, www.newbraunfit.org Improvements to food choices at area restaurants, vending suppliers, and convenience stores Business Organization Membership Agreement Host a FREE nutrition/fitness, health education/wellness event or offer a weigh-in center. Encourage your employees to participate by signing up and filling out the assessment survey. Business Organization Membership For your participation you will receive: Web-site recognition – listing on www.newbraunfit.org Free copies of the quarterly New BraunfFit newsletters Quarterly invitations to FREE educational programming, provided by certified, registered and/or licensed professionals at the McKenna HealthLink Center. Monthly e-mail messages McKenna HealthLink Corporate Services Facilitate care given in the McKenna Health System through our services & programs offered to businesses, employees and their families. Provide free health care screenings on site and/or at McKenna HealthLink Provide educational opportunities for businesses, employees and their families. Contact Gloria J. Jauregui, BSN, RN Director of Professional Relations Screenings Total Cholesterol Glucose/Blood sugar Blood pressure Weight Body Fat Analysis (Body Mass Index) Bone Density Education Services Invited to participate in any of the educational seminars offered through McKenna HealthLink Invitations to FREE educational programming, provided by certified, registered and/or licensed professionals at the McKenna HealthLink Center thorough your business membership with New Braunfit McKenna Children’s Museum Come Play With Us! Visit www.mckennakids.org for more information on the museum, birthday parties, private parties, field trips and special exhibits Hours of Play Memorial Day through Labor Day Monday through Saturday : 10:00am to 5:00pm Sunday : Noon to 5:00pm Admission $5.50 Labor Day to Memorial Day $7.50 Memorial Day to Labor Day McKenna Gymnasium Membership & programs managed by the New Braunfels Parks and Recreations Department (PARD) Full-Size Basketball Courts or Volleyball Courts Walking Track Fitness Activities for Adults, Children & Seniors Gym Rentals are available for private practice and tournaments Events Center Classrooms (up to nine configurations) Auditorium Banquet Room and Garden Full Service Catering - Sodexho Revenue Supports Facility Operations Contact Lauren Woodchick Event Coordinator for more information McKenna Ambassador Program Volunteer Opportunities McKenna Memorial Hospital Greeter - Front Desk Greeter - Outpatient Surgery Gift Shop Office/Clerical McKenna HealthLink, Children’s Museum, and Events Center Welcome Desk Prescription Access Office/Clerical Resource Center Ambassadors (cont.) McKenna Children’s Museum Welcome Desk Gift Shop Exhibit Guide Storyteller Special Events Office/Clerical Ambassador Advantages: Complimentary Vest Break Refreshments Newsletters Quarterly Luncheons Annual Service Awards Birthday Certificates August 15, 2006 Dear New Braunfels Manufacture Association Member: This letter is being sent in an effort to confirm and clarify your request for McKenna Health System’s participation in your health fair/event. McKenna Health System is honored that you have requested our participation. Part of our mission is to educate the community in health and wellness. We want to assist you and help make your event memorable and beneficial. We would appreciate your assistance in completing the attached form and returning it to us at your earliest convenience. This information will assist us in understanding your need for the health fair/event. If you are requesting more than one date, please complete an additional form for each date and event. Please mail forms to: Gloria J. Jauregui, RN, McKenna Health System, 801 West San Antonio Street, New Braunfels, Texas 78130 or fax: 830.629.2261 or e-mail: [email protected] Once I receive your form(s), I will then work within our System to facilitate your request. Please understand we want to provide these services to you and our community but consideration is based upon the availability of our staff. Please feel free to call me if you have any questions. Yours and God Bless, Gloria J. Jauregui, BSN, RN Director of Professional Relations 801 West San Antonio Street New Braunfels, Texas 78130 p: 830.643.6101 f: 830.629.2261 www.mckenna.org Health Fair Programming McKenna Health System is dedicated to the wellness and health of New Braunfels and Comal County residents. We have enhanced our role of promoting health and fitness in our community by providing health education, information, and health screenings as we strive to promote each individual’s well-being. The following is a list of services that can be provided FREE of charge (or nominal cost) by our Departments and staff: SCREENINGS: Cholesterol and Glucose Screening (finger stick) Jennifer Foster, RN, Diabetes Education Blood Pressure Checks Brenda Chessher, BSN, RN, Director McKenna Home Health Osteoporosis Bone Density (Foot-heel screening) Ramiro Ayala, Director McKenna Imaging Center Body Fat Analysis (Hand Grip Tester) Sharon Wild and Lauren Woodchick McKenna Club and New BraunFit INFORMATION: Nutrition Adults and Children Rotation McKenna Club and New BraunFit Children’s Education and Development Peggy Maxwell McKenna Children’s Museum Prescription Access Lauren Woodchick McKenna HealthLink The following is a list of individual classes offered at McKenna. Some are FREE and others have nominal fees associated with them. Fee based programs are based on individual need and income, with some being completely funded programs. We can provide no cost literature on all classes and programs. Way to Go Kids Smoke Stoppers Classes Diabetes Education Safe Sitter Classes Infant/Child and Car Seat Safety CPR for Family and Friends Healthy Pregnancy Caring for Mom/Caring for Baby Prepared Childbirth Childbirth Refresher Breastfeeding Infant Massage Maternity Fitness Born to Learn – Parents of Newborns to Three Years Old The Early Years – Newborns to Four Years Old Nurturing Program for Teenage Parents McKenna Home Health can provide information about Fall Prevention in the home. The Rehabilitation Institute at McKenna Memorial Hospital helps people return to their lives after strokes, Parkinson’s disease, Multiple Sclerosis, and other neurological conditions. McKenna Sports, Fitness, and Rehabilitation Center can provide information about therapy for recovery after hip/knee replacement, sports related injury, strokes, Parkinson’s, Multiple Sclerosis, and other muscular and neurological problems. The Cardiac Rehabilitation Program is a specialized comprehensive therapy program of McKenna Sports Fitness and Rehabilitation Center and can provide information about their program, which assists a person with recovering from chest pain, stint, and by-pass surgery. The Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program is a specialized comprehensive therapy program of McKenna Sports Fitness and Rehabilitation Center and can provide information about their program, which assists a person with coping with their chest and lung problems. Health Fair Participation Request Form What Education/ Screening is Needed? Name of Event Coordinator of Event and Title Company/School Address Fax Telephone E-mail Address Event Day and Date Set-Up Time Start Time End Time Event Address Directions to Location Room Event Will Be Located In Will you provide tables and if yes, what size are the tables (6ft/8ft) Electricity provided? Yes No Is there an area to drop off equipment in the event of inclement weather? If yes, where and describe? Total Number of Anticipated Participants for Event? Number of Anticipated Participants by Age Levels: Elementary School Level Middle School Level High School Level Female Male Adults/Employees Seniors Please forward this form to: Gloria J. Jauregui, BSN, RN, Director of Professional Relations, [email protected], fax 830.629.2261, 801 West San Antonio Street, New Braunfels, Texas 78130.
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